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Floods Ravage Limerick and Kerry

The aftermath of heavy rainfall has proven more destructive than initially anticipated in Limerick and Kerry, as flooding wreaks havoc across the region. Reports indicate significant damage to infrastructure and property, underscoring the severity of the situation.

In Limerick, the impact of the floods has been particularly pronounced, with reports of stone bridges and a footbridge being swept away by the rising waters. Tragically, loss of life has occurred, adding to the devastation wrought by the natural disaster. Additionally, large quantities of turf have been carried away by the force of the floods, compounding the economic and agricultural repercussions of the disaster.

In low-lying areas, such as gardens, the floodwaters have submerged properties, exacerbating the plight of affected residents. Meanwhile, in the vicinity of Abbeyfeale, the River Feale has breached its banks, resulting in further damage to surrounding areas and infrastructure.

Efforts are underway to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance to those impacted by the floods. Emergency response teams are mobilizing to address immediate needs and mitigate further risks to public safety and property.

The widespread devastation caused by the floods serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of communities to the forces of nature and underscores the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of such disasters. As recovery efforts continue, authorities and residents remain vigilant, working together to rebuild and safeguard against future incidents of flooding.

Evening Irish Times – Thursday 26 October 1916

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